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Old January 21st 08, 02:29 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware,comp.sys.laptops,alt.sys.pc-clone.acer
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Default Acer Aspire 5100 Power Mgt questions...

3 hrs aint gonna happen, 90 mins is tops

"Blue Streak" wrote in message
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On Jan 15, 4:50 am, AdenOne wrote:
Unfortunately when you wipe a laptop and install older operating
systems, you lose all of the manufacturer specific apps, most of which
are useless, granted, but some are necessary for power management.


You "might" lose them in theory but in practice you often
don't. They're typically available on the included CDs,
available for download from their website, and do cover XP
(and probably would work on Win2k as well).


One would hope someone who knows enough to re-install Windows XP would
know to install the utilities\drivers etc again, although this is not
meant to be rude to the thread starter.

Many XP-only programs do in fact work fine on Vista, and vice-versa.


Not all! Take MSDE 2000 for example. It won't install under Vista so
you have to switch SSEE 2005 (+ .NET Framework 2.0). The accounting
program I have uses MSDE 2000 and it would be pretty hard to have it
change databases. Plus, I can't stand the UAC and the re-labeling /
re-organizing of the features.

Anyway, the power management software works but it still doesn't
throttle down the CPU. We'll see if the battery lasts the 3 hours the
software says it will last.

....

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Old January 25th 08, 03:20 AM posted to alt.comp.hardware,comp.sys.laptops,alt.sys.pc-clone.acer
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Default Acer Aspire 5100 Power Mgt questions...

I'd love to see a non compatible lsit...

"Blue Streak" wrote in message
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Hi, folks!

The other day I picked up a new laptop. I have no programs that
are compatible with Vista so I downgraded it to XP. I'm still hunting
for all the drivers ... but that's not my question!

I have noticed with utilities like CPU-Z that the CPU clock is not
throttled down when it is running on batteries. The CPU is still
blazing along at full speed sucking the life out of the battery. I
was lucky to get 90 minutes out of it!

My question is why isn't it automatically throttling down like my
old laptop?
What can I do to get it to throttle down while running on batteries?

TIA...

Hardware specs:
- Turion 64 x2 TL-50 (1.6 GHz, "Taylor" core)
- 120 GB hard drive (SATA)
- 2 GB of memory
- Atheros WiFi card, LAN, modem, etc.


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Old January 29th 08, 07:19 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware, comp.sys.laptops, alt.sys.pc-clone.acer
Blue Streak
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Default Acer Aspire 5100 Power Mgt questions...

On Jan 14, 11:07*am, Blue Streak wrote:
Hi, folks!

* * The other day I picked up a new laptop. *I have no programs that
are compatible with Vista so I downgraded it to XP. *I'm still hunting
for all the drivers ... but that's not my question!

* * I have noticed with utilities like CPU-Z that the CPU clock is not
throttled down when it is running on batteries. *The CPU is still
blazing along at full speed sucking the life out of the battery. *I
was lucky to get 90 minutes out of it!

* * *My question is why isn't it automatically throttling down like my
old laptop?
What can I do to get it to throttle down while running on batteries?

TIA...

Hardware specs:
- Turion 64 x2 TL-50 (1.6 GHz, "Taylor" core)
- 120 GB hard drive (SATA)
- 2 GB of memory
- Atheros WiFi card, LAN, modem, etc.


I ended up installing the freeware utility RightMark Clock utility.
It was able to work in tandem with the power management schemes and
throttle the CPU down to 800 MHz when running off the battery. I
verified the CPU clock speed with CPU-Z.
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Old January 29th 08, 11:00 PM posted to alt.comp.hardware,comp.sys.laptops,alt.sys.pc-clone.acer
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Default Acer Aspire 5100 Power Mgt questions...

Blue Streak wrote:
Blue Streak wrote:

The other day I picked up a new laptop. I have no programs that
are compatible with Vista so I downgraded it to XP. I'm still
hunting for all the drivers ... but that's not my question!

I have noticed with utilities like CPU-Z that the CPU clock is
not throttled down when it is running on batteries. The CPU is
still blazing along at full speed sucking the life out of the
battery. I was lucky to get 90 minutes out of it!

My question is why isn't it automatically throttling down like
my old laptop? What can I do to get it to throttle down while
running on batteries?


.... snip ...

I ended up installing the freeware utility RightMark Clock
utility. It was able to work in tandem with the power management
schemes and throttle the CPU down to 800 MHz when running off
the battery. I verified the CPU clock speed with CPU-Z.


Piggybacking. Try installing Ubuntu, and abandon Windoze.

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